Park Listener* (1:00pm-5:00pm)

Wednesday, September 13

Discover a new engagement tool that has proven successful in reaching voices of traditionally underrepresented groups.  Join this hands-on, direct community engagement workshop where we’ll walk around a future park site to listen to residents, workers, students and folks passing through. We will visit a park site in St. Paul where you will take on the role of “park listener” by pairing up to interview students from Gordon Parks High School and other community members that you encounter in the area. After you are finished interviewing we will come back together to reflect on the experience and your findings.


  • Jenna Fletcher, Program Director, Trust for Public Land
  • Michael Johnson, Community Organizer, Union Park District Council